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Why The Japanese See Honor In Suicide

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Japan’s attitude toward suicide is more complex than most. In Japan, there is the notion that suicide is a way to preserve a family’s honor.

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Sources:

The Guardian – Japan: ending the culture of the ‘honourable’ suicide
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/aug/03/japan-honourable-suicide-rate

Vice – A Japanese Engineer Allegedly Committed Suicide Over a Bridge Collapse
http://www.vice.com/read/a-brief-history-of-hara-kiri-in-japan-991

History – Mishima commits ritual suicide
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mishima-commits-ritual-suicide

The Lancet – Is inseki-jisatsu, responsibility-driven suicide, culture-bound?
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2804%2916066-2/fulltext

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